Alkali Metals

By Tara Lydon, Hayley Atack, Sophia Pawela, & Isabel Frazier

Position of Alkali Metals on the Periodic Table

The Alkali Metals, found in group 1 of the periodic table are very reactive metals that do not occur freely in nature. Alkali metals can explode if they are exposed to water. Alkali Metals are in group one becuase they only have one valence electron.

Alkali Elements

All Alkali Metals only have one valence electron.


Alkali Metals are on the far left of the periodic table because they only have one valence electron.

Safety Concerns

Safety: When you come in contact with Cesium you could have effects like nausea, vomiting, and or bleeding.

Enviromental: The element Rubidium is highly reactive, with properties similar to those of other Alkali Metals.

Everyday Uses

Sodium is used everyday in table salt.

Potassium is in foods like bananas.

Rubidium is used for "getter" in vacuum tubes.

Lithium is used for treatment of Bipolar disorder.

Cesium is also used in vacuum tubes.

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